Evaluating students’ perceptions of the usefulness of podcasts

Annesha White, Kendra Manigault, Tuyen Nguyen, Jill Augustine

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Objectives: To compare pharmacy students’ confidence in understanding course material before and after listening to course podcasts; (2) determine whether course content affects pharmacy students’ perceptions on podcasts’ usefulness; and (3) evaluate English First Language vs. English Second Language speakers’ attitudes on podcasts. Methods: First and second year pharmacy students (n=314) who attended a Clinical or Research Methods course in 2012 and 2013 completed pre- and post-test surveys to assess study objectives. Results: Students had more confidence understanding course topics after listening to the podcasts (p<0.05). Significant differences were observed in clinical vs. non-clinical courses. The majority of students across courses agreed or strongly agreed that podcasts were a useful learning tool (91.2% and 92.3% Research and Clinical course, respectively) and promoted understanding of course material (89.3% and 93.9%). There were no statistically significant differences in perceptions among English First Language and English Second Language speakers (p>0.05). Conclusion: Podcasts are beneficial to a majority of pharmacy students, despite language barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-214
Number of pages8
JournalPharmacy Education
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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White, A., Manigault, K., Nguyen, T., & Augustine, J. (2017). Evaluating students’ perceptions of the usefulness of podcasts. Pharmacy Education, 17(1), 207-214.
White, Annesha ; Manigault, Kendra ; Nguyen, Tuyen ; Augustine, Jill. / Evaluating students’ perceptions of the usefulness of podcasts. In: Pharmacy Education. 2017 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 207-214.
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White, A, Manigault, K, Nguyen, T & Augustine, J 2017, 'Evaluating students’ perceptions of the usefulness of podcasts', Pharmacy Education, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 207-214.

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In: Pharmacy Education, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 207-214.

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